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to route 29 in centreville and here at 50 over to 123. north of the beltway in virginia, no issues on the inner loop from braddock to 66 right now. everything is moving well. moving to the beltway in maryland, we have a disabled vehicle to watch for. it is on the outer loop ramp from route 50. it is blocking the ramp there and here no problems. we are starting to see a delay from university over to georgia. moving our graphics. route 4, route 5, 301, a little volume starting to build out here but no incidents to report and finally if you are heading in to the district, no problems. suitland parkway and south capital street. everything is clear in to the district. >> at the top of the hour, a story that is new at 6:00 here on 9 news now. mystery over the taped beating of a university of maryland student. you have seen the video of the student attacked by police last month. the the university is calling for an inquiry in to a another recording that has a 90 minute gap. it was subpoenaed by the victim's attorney. four police officers are on suspension pending an investigation. >>> tod
operated in cold climates and folks that includes right here in dc, maryland and virginia. they say rust from road salt is to blame. >>> now get outside to the evening rush hour. patranya bhoolsuwan is in the 9 news now traffic center. looks still a little bleak out there. >> that's right. as you heard devon lucie say earlier showers are moving in. use caution and take it slow wherever you go this friday night. 95 in virginia we are seeing late volume here, especially between dale city and triangle. a 20-minute commute and the prince william parkway accident, that has moved to the right shoulder. that's good news for drivers in that stretch. and delays are breaking up nicely on 495, west of town here from the toll road past the american legion to 270. people are going at speed. watch for delays between university and 95. and finally, going to take metro tonight, watch for delays on the red line. also this weekend, a lot of delays expected on metro because so many things are happening and the nats and caps game. united in town. combine that with scheduled track maintenance. it will be a l
working with virginia tech parents on closing the so- called gun show background check loopholes nationwide. >>> our time coming up on 6:30. arizona is a battleground for illegal immigration. sandra endo reports this plan will be in this spotlight on captiol hill today. >> reporter: tough new border security proposals in arizona. it's a big effort to curb illegal immigration which some in the state say is causing major problems. >> those crossing the border illegally are increasingly armed and the violence across our southern border and in arizona has increased. >> reporter: the state lawmakers passed what is considered some of the toughest border security legislation in the nation. local police would now be able to investigate a person's status, regardless of whether the individual is suspected of any other crime, which was the extent of the law before. the state's two republican senators are also pushing a 10- point plan which would include dispatching 3,000 national guard troops to the border. >> people are fed up and the federal government hasn't done what it needs to do to s
. the beltway in virginia between braddock road and 66. everything is moving well out there as we look at the realtime graphics or a live look at the interstate making the way from wilson bridge past 95 it is a clear commute. 270 southbound delayed germantown road to 370. next we want you to go to the maps and show you 50 westbound crossing the bay bridge to the beltway. double thumbs up. and finally a little volume building on inbound new york avenue between the times building and bladensburg road. no incidents or accidents at this time. back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, we get to a story that's just coming in to our information center. montgomery county police are investigating the suspicious death of a dc schoolteacher. the body of 42-year-old brian bets was found in his home on columbia boulevard in silver spring last night. a co-worker found him after he didn't show up for work. police have not said how he died. his body was take on the the medical examiner in baltimore for an autopsy. police are also looking for his suv, which is missing. dc's school chancellor rhee is und
in virginia, those ramps should be reopening at 66 here as we take a live look near the little river, 236 exit and at the mixing bowl. the ramps should be opening about now. on 395 northbound. drivers are moving at speed from the beltway to the 14 t street bridge. and inbound new york avenue, you are clear all the way to the third street tunnel. back to you. >>> just as things appeared heading to back to normal in the skies over europe, another eruption from the volcano in iceland threatens to wreak havoc again. 9 news now reporter kristin fisher is live from dulles airport with more. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. there's some good news here. europe has started to allow some limited air traffic. in fact today flights took off from amsterdam and moscow, but, and here's the bad news, there is more volcanic ash from an even stronger eruption. scientists say the volcano is strengthening and say a new ash cloud is heading straight to europe which is threatening to keep the runways grounded a sixth straight day. originally it appeared the giant plume was beginning to clea
across the world including virginia lieutenant governor bolling. he's stuck in italy the ash cloud is affecting the deployment of u.s. troops. many have been stucked at bwi for several days. some are getting hotel rooms and others are staying with friends and others are taking advantage of the uso lounge. >> instead of having to stay out in the concourses or walk the halls of the airport, we are here so they have a comfortable place to stay. they can stowe their bags. if they have enough time they can take a light rail in the harbor from here. >> reporter: some offering their homes for troops to stay in for free. >>> in the news now, u.s. and iraqi forces killed the top two members of allocate that in iraq. they were killed during a night time raid. on monday, vice president joe biden said the killings are potentially devastating blow 0 the terrorist network in iraq. the operation was carried out based on intelligence that iraqi security forces had gathered. >>> a senate committee subpoenaed the obama administration for information on last year's mass shooting at the ft. hood army
in prince george's county. watching this light rain, scattered showers moving into virginia out of the carolinas and the tennessee valley. that will be with us time to time throughout the rest of the day, occasional passing light shower, highs reaching the low 60s. but this rain activity should end this evening. then we get sunshine back tomorrow, morning lows in the upper 40s, afternoon highs near 70. then partly cloudy on friday. morning lows mid-40s, afternoon highs again near 70 degrees. as we get into the weekend, looks like we're going to have a wet pattern come in. saturday looks like we could get showers. morning lows in the mid 40, afternoon highs mid-60s. looks like heavier rain may move in sunday. now jerry, how's the traffic on this wednesday morning? >> tom, good morning. we're doing fine. good morning everyone. the drive along 395 quiet so far and at this point appears to be on dry pavement. good news if you're getting ready to hang out. let's go over to maryland and head over to the american legion bridge from the maryland shoreline. right side is the outer loop.
the students sold the materials for 3 to $15. >>> this is the third anniversary of the shooting at virginia tech. the governor rang a bell at the capital this morning to mark the solemn occasion. this -- it was on this date in 2007 that a gunman opened fire on a campus. 27 students and 5 professors died and two dozen others were injured. there will be a candle light vigil tonight in blacksburg. >>> the virginia tech alumni association is hosting a blood drive today. it is going to be at the virginia tech northern virginia center on haycock road on falls church. the drive runs from 3:00 this afternoon until 8:00 tonight. at sundown there will be a candle light vigil also held in front of the grad center. >>> sky 9 over the scene of a truck crash. a utility work truck on the drawbridge this morning. it pushed half of the tanker over the side of the bridge. neither driver was seriously injured and luckily the tanker was empty. the cause of the collision is unknown. officials have not said when that bridge will reopen. >>> now to a different kind of traffic trouble. it is ash caused by a volcan
hanging back well to the west. just now really coming into west virginia, last frame you see there, most of the storms south of columbus and south of pittsburgh, pennsylvania right now. where do we go from here? the area is not under severe thunderstorm watch. that's to the north. we have had a handful of warnings here. could see more, i think, up until 11 cloak p.m. it is really up until 11 cloak or midnight we could see storms and showers probably up until 2:00 or 3:00 a.m. in the morning. we have big changes on the way, sxwrim doreen. big-time cooldown for the weekend. we are going to take a look at the temperatures in a few minutes. >> thanks,ver couldn't. >>> to our top story. murder mystery involving a very popular d.c. school principal. >> brian betts was the principal at shaw middle school. police discovered him dead inside of his silver spring home yesterday. >> news4's pat collins talks with those who knew betts well. pat, what's the latest? >> reporter: the death of a principal. a case of murder. the cause, gunshot. was there any sign of forced entry into the house? >> there w
of the virginia tech shootings, which left 32 people and the gunman dead. a day of remembrance on campus today to pay remembrancer to the victims. classes will be cancelled. two sitting benches will be dedicated to honor the victims. a candlelight vigil tonight. police officers caught on tape beating the university of maryland students say they are getting death threats. prince george's county police have suspended two more officers. two other officers were suspended on monday. the video shows police hiddink student john mckenna with batons during a celebration must must. -- hitting the student during a celebration last month. one lawmaker has promised to challenge the district's right to vote. >> we have big changes for the weekend. right now it is 5:06 captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> hadick friday morning. it's going to be a nice day, unseasonably warm. we are already near 60 degrees across much of the region. but there's a cold front that score to move through later this evening and tonight. that will pave the way for much lower temperatures on the weeke
ceremonies will be held across virginia today on the third anniversary of the virginia tech massacre. on april 16, 2007, a student opened fire on the blacksburg campus killing 32 people before turning the gun on himself. today at 9:30 a.m., governor bob mcdonald will lead a ceremony at the capitol. as part of the ceremony, the bell tower will ring 32 times in remembrance and honor of the victims. virginia tech has canceled all classes today. >>> on the same day as this anniversary, three virginia congressmen are urging their colleagues to sue closing the gun show loophole. the three are pushing the bill that would require private sellers to perform background check for buyers at gun shows. the families of the victims of the virginia tech tragedy are sue you porting the bill. >>> the pentagon is changing its policy on how privately owned guns can be handled at military installations in wake of year's deadly shooting at ft. hood. robert gates is ordering a new policy to cover all branches of the military. he wants an interim plan in place by june with a permanent policy implemented nex
side, maryland. 39 in springfield and dale city. 37 in manassas. 39 martinsburg, west virginia. when a nice day it will be today. plenty of sunshine today. that's how the irish republican army would say it. 76 degree. >> we have a wrinkle the rush hour. folks coming out of fredericksburg, 95 northbound before you get to -- sorry, north of route 3 before route 17, accident to the left. trackter tiler involved. route 3 to route 1 to 17, back over to i-95. relatively easy. overnight road work, the interchange at quantico should be wrapped up. let's head over to see how we are doing elsewhere. road work on the inner loop. braddock road, few moments ago, flashing lights. they are still out there. >> jerry, thank you. >>> it is now 18 minutes before the top of the hour. why there's suddenly more rest for the weary along virginia's highways. >> search for two missing cousins. why their cell phones could be a crucial clue about what happened to them. >>> a father ar renchlgts cue efforts continue in china following strong earthquakes that struck a mountainous reege original near tibet yester
bureau alexandria lee says front royal, virginia, was hit with hail and lightning. it also caused downed trees and power lines. and this morning fema crews are in mississippi, the state was hit hard by these storms. 10 of the 12 fatalities happened in yazoo city according to the national weather service, that area was struck by a tornado that was a mile and a half wide with winds of at least 160 miles an hour. new video out this morning shows just how massive that tornado was. the high winds brought down trees and toppled buildings and homes. nearly 700 homes were damaged or destroyed, most in yazoo city. >> a lot of noise and debris. you could hear stuff coming off the roof. you could hear the front glass window breaking. it seemed like it lasted a long time. and then it was over. >> the inspection today by fema officials is the first step toward a possible presidential disaster declaration. >>> people in northern south carolina are also cleaning up a a possible tornado touched down there. people were injured and homes and buildings were damages in darling ton. the national weather serv
survived. kerry sanders tonight, thank you. >>> president obama was in west virginia today, carrying out one of the toughest duties any president has, serving as comforter in chief for the grieving. in this case, the loved ones of those 29 coal miners lost in a mining disaster just three weeks ago. nbc's mike viqueira reports tonight from beckley, west virginia. >> nothing i or the vice president or the governor, none of the speakers here today, nothing we say can fill the hole they leave in your hearts. or the absence that they leave in your lives. >> reporter: it's been three weeks since the worst mine disaster in 40 years. 29 west virginia miners lost at the upper big branch. today, after the catastrophe and the controversy, a time to mourn. >> these miners lived as they died, in pursuit of the american dream. >> reporter: friends, family, and fellow miners gathered in beckley, the heart of coal country, where they heard president obama pledge the lives lost at the mine would not be in vain. >> our task here on earth is to save lives from being lost in another such tragedy. to do what
at the virginia metro station. it's quiet. a lot of people jog in this area. it's 51 degrees. ameren a light coat, but that's it. you don't need anything more. this afternoon i will shed a few layers as it will be much warmer. we have a wide range of temperatures. let's look at the numbers. 34 degrees at fort meade. 34 at stafford. those are usually the cooler readings. gainesville, 43. our forecast, a lot of sunshine, increasing clouds later this afternoon and evening, highs in the upper 60's, that's normal. rain showers by tomorrow. >> normal for this time of mourning. heavier volume of traffic is what we have on 95, 66, and southbound 270. there's a brief delay in manassas on centreville in 66 -- on 66. looks good across the roosevelt bridge. nothing on 95. out of fredericksburg to get to springfield. traffic on 95. northbound moving at speed heading into springfield all the way to the pentagon is good. back to you. >> 50 degrees in roslyn. >> coming up, kids and sell phones. a new poll shows some of them don't put them down even when they are sleeping. >> washinton makes progress on financial
this morning. >> today marks the three-year anniversary of the virginia tech shooting which left 32 people and the gunman dead. today they will pay tribute to the victims on campus. classes will be cancelled. two benches will be dedicated to honor survivors and resilience of the community. a candlelight vigil will be held this evening. the police officers, new details in the store you birdsall on abc 7, the police officers caught on tape beating a university of maryland student are getting death threats. prince george's county police have suspended two more officers. two other officers were suspended after the video service on monday. it shows police beating john mckenna with a baton during a celebration last month. that was a celebration of the victory over duke. >> still ahead, our break at the verizon center. the capitals brought a close game into overtime. >> also, could this be another roadblock for representation? one lawmaker has promised to challenge the district's right to vote. >> above-average temperatures today. big changes for the weekend. you are >> happy friday morning. fina
arms. in virginia several dozen people armed with weapons will hold a protest march at bradley point. the group says it intends to be the first to hold a gun demonstration at a national parks. >>> nearly 80% of people polled say they don't trust washington to solve the nation's problems. 22% say they can trust the government. nearly half say the government has a negative effect on their daily lives. most participants said washington is too against powerful and interferes too much in state and local matters. >> still ahead, 15 years since one of the deadliest terror attacks on american soil. we will see how oklahoma city is marking the anniversary. >> cutting the congestion on one of our area's busiest highways. if local leaders want to hear from you. >> it's only 44 degrees in roslyn. coming back with a full forecast. coming back with a full forecast. experience new positively nourishing body washes from aveeno, the naturals brand dermatologists trust most. delightfully fragrant, truly moisturizing. that's positively nourishing. only from aveeno. a man can only try... and try. i hear
, but you can see we have some unsettled weather coming out of west virginia. a somewhat complicated low pressure center, which means basically on and off showers, maybe a few thunderstorms. we're not expecting severe thunderstorms. but still, maybe a heavy downpour. cooler and quiet whether as a go through the end of april. -- cool and quiet weather as we go through the end of april. >> across the south, at least 12 are known dead. we have the latest now on the region trying to recover. >> and many in gaza city, mississippi had just seconds -- in yazou city mississippi, many have just seconds to find cover. as this man hit behind the pulpit in his church, it crashed down around him. a system moving through the south and midwest toward their own buildings, uprooted trees -- tore down buildings, uprooted trees. this was once a small grocery, now rubble, inside or six people, including robin sullivan -- inside were six people, including ron sullivan. he and his group survived, but the violent storm claimed the lives of 10 in mississippi, including a baby and two children. two more died in
virginia. 18-year-old joshua freeman of front royal, virginia was shot and killed early saturday morning. police say someone fired ten times in to a crowd near the campus just after a party. a second person was shot in the ankle. >>> police are searching for the person responsible for a weekend shooting. two men were shot at north capital and o streets northwest. all of the victims are expected to recover. investigators have no suspects in custody. >>> police are searching for answers in the murder of a beloved educator. 42-year-old brian betts was found inside of his silver spring home on thursday. he was the principal at sean middle school in east washington. they recovered his stolen blue suv in a southeast neighborhood. at this point police aren't saying much about this case. it is rumored a group of teenagers was seen running from the vehicle on friday afternoon. >>> today, hundreds of gun rights activists are expected to descend on the national mall. organizers of the second amendment march want to remind lawmakers and fellow americans that it is their right to bare arms. the march
in northern virginia and suburban maryland, hundreds posted warnings about it on the internet. >> i have been here for 27 years. this is the first that i have heard of one incident causing so many types of these complaints. >> reporter: police called one of the major service providers, verizon, in hopes of blocking the number. verizon traced the number to a business service provider called level 3. both companies today shut the number down on their networks. and a phone conversation on level 3 spokesman said that all are victims of a spam called spoofing and could be originated anywhere in the world. >> it's kind of like what you're thinking about it, someone is hijacking the telephone number. they are calling from another one other than the caller i.d. >> it wasn't. and you know, that's 2:00 in the morning, weekday, weekend, it doesn't matter. that's a pain. >> reporter: scott broom, 9news now. >> still a mystery who that spoofer is. and why they want to wake up thousands of people in the middle of the night. also investigating the calls. >>> also some road works to look out for later this w
at old pimlico road. a water main break in baltimore at the city of virginia and only road and also an accident on woodlawn and security boulevard. >>> light rail northbound running about ten to 15 minutes late. and the mark train system, on time service on the penn lines. but trains 872 and 890 are ten minutes light. for the mta transit team, i'm mark jones. >>> we're 21 minutes from 7:00. and the president is going to set nasa's future up for us this afternoon. he wants to move them away from man space and commercializing space flight. >>> west virginia governor wants to shut down all coal mining tomorrow so they can review all safety measures. this after 29 miners died in west virginia. it is national -- holocaust remembrance week. this is video of a holocaust people bans day back in 2006 in northwest baltimore. >>> breaking news out of europe that involves air travel this nine countries. the volcano from iceland that has a lot of flights grounded in the renal gouge is straight -- ground in the region straight ahead. >>> more suspensions could be on the way after the beating of
's our next stop, it appears to be smooth sailing from father hurley to the smith. next we have virginia 66 heading eastbound. you are clear through manassas to centreville. we are watching 395 northbound. drivers are moving at speed past duke street and the pentagon in to dc, crossing the 14th street bridge and we will wrap it up with a report of an accident going northbound on 95 at the fairfax county parkway exit. andrea, back to you. >>> students at dc's shawn middle school are returning to class for the first time since their principal was found murdered in his home last thursday. montgomery county detectives have been working the case throughout the weekend. kristin fisher is live outside of the school with more. >> reporter: officials have been keeping quiet in the investigation of the death of brian betts. they have spent hours combing the house for clues but the break was on saturday morning when police found principal brian betts' suv parked behind a children's ministry. his vehicle was discovered by this neighbor. >> i noticed the vehicle and asked one of my neighbor's whose v
richmond, virginia. height grew up to become a founding matriarch of the american civil rights movement. her crusade for racial justice and gender equality spanned more than six decades. dorothy height was 98 years old when she died overnight tha s kt perse. >> she was spiritually mature enough not to hold grudges. and not to hold anger. but to keep on pushing until men got the idea. they did. >> reporter: howard university hospital says dr. height passed away at 3:41 this morning from natural causes. but at age 98 those close to dr. height say she lived a full life never letting obstacles stand in her way. >> she spoke for women and if people remember she was part of what they called part of the big six. five men and dr. height. her presence said to us that we could be wherever we wanted to be. >> reporter: it was our mission to bring women to the forefront of american society. for 40 years she served as the president of the national council of negro women. she was a key figure in desegregating schools and voting rights and received the highest award for a civilian, presidenti
. >>> virginia marked the start of the week with a number of events across the state. governor bob mcdonald said he is moving forward with efforts to conserve 400,000 of open space helping to protect the chesapeake pay and stake virginia as a green job zone. the republican leader is urging state residents to join him in conserving. >> what a change this past weekend. we were freezing at a baseball game yesterday the wind doesn't help. that's what made it uncomfortable. in the sun out of the wind would have been okay. milder tomorrow. you're going to like that. >> we're looking at a midweek storm system. we'll talk more about that. we're in pretty good shape tonight and tomorrow. here's your forecast first. the next three days sunshine tomorrow. maybe not as crystal clear as today. and rain and showers develop on wednesday. low 60s and back to sunshine on thursday with temperatures in the mid-60s. tonight look for clear skies and chilly. low temperatures 39 to 49. winds out of the north at about 10:00 and so the winds aren't going to become much a factor after the sun goes down. we're looking at
week. >> good to be back. it was cold this morning. scattered frost through central virginia and the central shenandoah valley all melted off quickly. now with the bright april sun, a beautiful blue sky. live view from the sky watcher camera. temperatures into the 50s now and it's in the low to mid 50s not only in washington but prince george's county, arlington, montgomery counties into the mid 50s. it's cooler right on the bay where there's a bit of a breeze on the bay, especially on the eastern side. winds making it feel quite chilly there. inland well into the 50s. the mountains bottomed out in the 30s there this morning. mid 50s throughout much of virginia and southeastern virginia. mid 50s. a clear sky will be with us throughout the rest of the day with high pressure over the region. so a sunny mild afternoon, not as breezy as it was over the weekend. still a bit of a blustery wind out of the northwest as highs climb into the mid 60s. we'll look at the weekend coming up in a few minutes. barbara. >> thank you. >>> and now steve hirschhorn has an update on our midday tra
to take pictures out on a bike ride. they are glad to have her home. >>> west virginia's governor ordered an immediate inspection of all underground coal mines in the wake of the deadly explosion. the 29 miners died as a result of the explosion in the massey energy mine. so far, high levels of gas have made it too dangerous to go back inside the mine. >>> batteries are to play in the package expansion -- explosion at a ups warehouse this morning. the explosion was an accident. >>> jon and kate gosselin will not face charges after questions about child labor laws. they said the dead child labor permits should have been it required an order for their children to appear on the television show. state lawmakers are reviewing their child labor laws for television and movie production. >>> hundreds of iceland residents are evacuating their homes due to a volcano. they have evacuated 800 residents. rivers near the glacier are rising, but the melted ice is a leading to flooding of fears. the volcano first erupted last month after sitting dormant for 200 years. >> volcanos in iceland -- a contradic
the potomac in virginia several dozen people armed with weapons will hold a protest march at bradley point. if the group says it intends to be the first to hold a gun demonstration at a national park. >>> americans are losing faith in the government. 80% of people say they don't trust washington to solve the nation's problems. 22% say they can trust the government. nearly half say the government has a negative effect on their daily lives. most participants say washington is too big and powerful and interferes excessively and state and local matters. >> 15 years ago today one of the deadliest terror attacks on u.s. soil took place. 168 people were killed when timothy mcveigh exploded truck bomb outside the federal building in oklahoma city. survivors, family members, and hundreds of others will commemorate the anniversary. the ceremony will begin shortly before the time the bomb went off on april 19, 1995. >> hard to believe its 15 years. coming up, some good news for frequent fliers. carry on charges will not be the new norm for most major carriers. >> also, cutting congestion on one of ou
. through central virginia and into the central shenandoah valley, temperatures a couple degrees above freezing. lower valleys may have patchy frost. right around washington no frost. mid 40s in prince george's county, montgomery, fairfax counties now in the low 40s. low 40s northern shenandoah valley and around the panhandle of west virginia and eastern shore. view from space shows a clear skies here and we'll have lots of sunshine this morning and by later on this afternoon we should be warming up into the mid 60s with a diminishing wind. it's been blustery over the weekend. likely we'll make it into the mid 40s by dawn tomorrow. should be clear. and then a mostly sunny day on tuesday. again, highs reaching mid 60s and then on wednesday, we'll have morning lows in the upper 40s. afternoon highs mid 60s. quite a bit of cloudiness on wednesday. a small chance of a few sprinkles and partly sunny. highs mid 60s. let's check on traffic for this monday morning. how is it looking? >> welcome back, tom. let's look at the inner loop from the american legion bridge to i-270 overnight road work
. story in virginia will be northbound i-95 at rappahannock. you will find some traffic is squeezing through there single file to the left. already about a mile and a half backup trying to make your way through fredericksburg. traveling closer in to the beltway, no problems to report leaving newington and springfield headed up onto 395. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> we are following several developing stories from overseas this thursday morning. ash clouds from an erupting volcano in iceland disrupting air travel in northern europe notch flights are allowed in british air space and airports in scotland are closed. the united states has frozen most trans-atlantic flights n iceland, ash isn't the only problem. there is all flooding because the volcano is now erupting into a glacier sending water gushing down the mountain side. >>> in rush yitzhak rabin the foreign ministry has said that all u.s. adoptions of russian children have been suspended. this is fallout from the case of that tennessee woman who sent her adopted 7-year-old son back to moscow alone on a plane.
to talk with bill nye, the science guy. >>> american's rights to carry their guns. in virginia, they're showing up in a national park, packing heat, legally. as a result of president obama signing a law to allow visitors to carry weapons in national parks. in washington, d.c., they're showing up without guns. they can't carry firearms in the city limits, but they want to change that. >> reporter: we have a protest where people are allowed to carry guns. here in the district where they have stricter gun laws, they can't. as for a noontime rally, it's a pretty good sized gathering. several hundred people. many from around the country coming here to send a message that they're not going to allow their rights to be taken away and that they're going to exercise their rights to free speech. across the river in virginia, people are carrying firearms, but are being very safe about it. they are going through inspections and have to put little plastic tags on their firearms to show whether they're loaded. they're carrying arm bands to show they've taken safety lessons. these advocates say they
northern west virginia. that's associated with the weather front. it is a weak front but again moving away from our area. we will clear out later tonight and we will clear out and more sunshine tomorrow. one more dry day before we go into this pattern of wet weather across the area. there you can see some showers up around hagerstown. we had a few around fredericksburg. those are now gone. they made their way east and out of here. the big system that i talked about, look at this. producing snow showers, now some thunderstorms where some of that moisture is finally running north out of the gulf of mexico with drier air to the north and it will be producing more severe weather across the plains. let me take you to colorado right now. this is near the denver area. bennett, colorado, where you may think colorado got more snow. in fact, several inches of marble-sized hail around the area yesterday afternoon and these storms did cause flooding across state and you know what, more severe weather is expected there tomorrow. again, this is a big system. large system that's going to affect -- many,
marks three years since the tragedy at virginia tech and the push is now on to close the so-called gun show loophole in the state. we'll have details coming up next. >>> in the wake of the nation's worst coal mining disaster in 40 years, we are learning the deaths of 29 miners could have been prevented. stay with us. you are watching fox 5 morning news. duct system as the lungs of the house. expulsion of air. dust and dirt that helping the house to breathe. say i'm a doctor. not a doctor either. suction. ♪ call 1-800-steemer  >>> today mark the third anniversary of the massacre at virginia tech. it was three years ago that a student shot and killed 32 people and then turned the gun on himself. today, students, staff and members of the community will hold a candlelight ceremony at the campus where a memorial has been erected to honor the victims. >>> a push is on to close the so-called gun show loophole. democratic congressman jim moran, bobby scott and gerald connelly sent a letter to their colleagues asking them to support a bill that would require private sellers to do b
governor, virginia governor and d.c. mayor adrian fenty will all meet in alexandria. the thee plan to discuss what came out of that meeting later this morning. >>> president obama speaking before a crowd in california. got a little rowdy there. the president stumping for fellow democrats to raise money for upcoming mid-term elections. he is standing beside senator barbara boxer. hecklers interrupted the president several times during his speech some calling on him to repeal the military's don't ask, don't tell policy. >> i'm sorry. do you want to come up here? all right. because can i just say once again barbara and i are supportive of repealing don't ask, don't tell so i don't know why you are hollering. >> president obama's events are expected to raise as much as three and a half million dollars for senator boxer and the democratic national committee. >>> coming up next the president and vice president are heading to west virginia this weekend to help remember the 29 workers killed in the worst mining disaster this country has scene in decades. >>> another round of recalls for to
safety troubles. now the heads of d.c. maryland and virginia are teaming up to personal ek get metro back on track. >> as almost everyone knows metro rail has had a terrible year. a fatal crash, work accident and derailments, federal regulators have put metro under the microscope and now there's a hen proposal for even more oversight. the governors of virginia and maryland and the mayor of d.c. spent much of an hour discussion metro state of issues and agreeing they want to personally intervene. >> we feel that changes must be made. we need to have more ability to have accountability in that system. >> reporter: the board that oversees metro is selected in different ways. in maryland the governor appoints. in d.c. the mayor appoints half, the city council appoints half. in virginia, the governor has no say. local board members are appointed by the various virginia cities and counties that metro runs in. these three executives want more power over the metro board. >> it's time to be a little bit more hands on and we'll be working to either legislate it or -- >> reporter: the three executiv
across far south western virginia lifting in our direction. you can get the sense there's another big block down here in southwestern virginia that is rain free. that's our late morning, early afternoon time frame around here. as a result, we'll have many more dry hours coming up for late this morning into early this afternoon. but with the warm front lifting in our direction, we'll get into the warm sector, the more unstable part of the atmosphere is. that will bring up a chance for some showers and thunderstorms coming up later on today. even a slight risk again for today of severe weather from the washington area down into parts of the eastern carolinas. there's our future cast model. the main area of low pressure is still a long ways from coming through our area. as a result, thunderstorm chances around for late this afternoon and this evening and another opportunity for a rumble or two coming up during the day on monday for today, showers around first thing this morning. might get a break or two of sunshine around noontime before the showers and possibility of thunderstorms cook
quiet with one notable exception, the roadwork in virginia i-95 southbound. we lose the right lane headed south through lorton and woodbridge, backup beginning in newington. the hov lanes are configured for the northbound flow and within the hour, vdot should flip over. route 1 as an alternate would certainly be a good idea. let's head over and check out 270 northbound/southbound, doing okay. a report of a vehicle fire up here near 118 in germantown. the fire department came, so far they haven't found anything but we'll keep a watch on and let you know. barbara, back to you. >> all right, jerry. thank you. >>> our time, 11:10. investigators are still trying to figure out what caused smoke to fill the cockpit of a plane that left dulles airport bound for washington state. united flight 9 t 17 took off around 5:00 last night and was headed for seattle but two hours into the flight it had to make an emergency landing in sioux falls, south dakota. for some reason, the cockpit had filled up with smoke, the plane landed safely and no one was hurt. we spoke to one passenger, though, who w
of virginia. so for washington, d.c. to virginia beach to norfolk, you do need your umbrella this morning. it should be beautiful this morning. northern plains look pretty good. at least for today denver should be good, and much of texas should be okay, but there will be scattered strong storms as we go throughout the next couple of afternoons. that's a quick look at your wednesday forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. salt lake city, utah, this morning has been seeing some stormy weather mostly to the north of you. so in the rockies, it's kind of the worst of the weather today. raleigh, north carolina, showers and storms also for you. well, we'll take a look at where more of that wet weather is located when i come back. >> all right. thank you, bill. >>> well, apple delivers, delta sees brighter skies, and proof you really can advertise anywhere. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, talk about therapy material, kim kardashian wishes she hadn't posed for "playboy" and blames her mom. >>> the celtics roll without kevin garnett, the n
a preliminary briefing today on the west virginia coal mine explosion that killed 29 miners. inspections of over 200 mines in west virginia have been ordered by governor joe manchin. he wants miners to help with the safety inspections. and he wants to honor the victims of the april 5th accident by pausing mine production tomorrow. >>> democrats and republicans are squaring off over the president's new plan to protect taxpayers in the case of another major bank failure. after talks in the white house, republicans ripped into the bill, saying it would protect big banks, hurt small banks and guarantee more taxpayers footing of the bill. >> an unfettered market, where people are taking huge risks and expecting taxpayers to bail them out when things go sour is simply not acceptable. >> it's a bill that actually guarantees future bailouts of wall street banks. >> to bailout or not to bailout. >> the new season of bailouts. >> back door bailouts. >> the bill could make its way to the senate floor as early as next week. so, how would it keep an eye on banks and help protect taxpayers? here's our jon kar
and inclusive place for people of every race, gender, background, and faith." she was also a virginia native, born in richmond. bob mcdonnell has asked all state flags fly at half mast today. kathy park, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >>> more details. she had been in the hospital since her 98 birthday last month. she was on the platform at the lincoln memorial when martin luther king delivered his "i have a dream" speech. she died of natural causes. >>> major waterboarded is being lifted for residents across northwest washington. residents across northwest were told not to use water because of a spike in chlorine levels. you should not shower or drink it. the warning now just applies to wait six-block radius. and that radius is shrinking. >>> the house has abandoned legislation giving d.c. a vote in congress. it will now likely not take it up at all this year. steny hoyer said a major problem was its inclusion of a provision eliminating the top gun control laws. >>> there is no suspects in the murder of a popular principle found dead in his home. last wednesday, officials say brian betts was sti
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:30 at in oakton, virginia. >>> maryland senator ben cardin is one of six lawmakers on captiol hill trying to stop spirit airlines from charging for carry-on bags. spirit says that the airline -- or cardin says the airlines are just trying to get around paying taxes by shifting costs to passengers. spirit wants to start to charge $45 at the gate for any carry on bag that does not fit under the passenger's seat. people that we spoke to at reagan national airport were surprised. >> it is criminal. why would anyone want to fly with this airline? >> it is another hidden charge to the passengers. so i think it is silly. i try to pack in my carry on and i would be unhappy if an airline tried to charge me for that. >> reporter: spirit says it lowered the fares to counterbalance the carry on charge and adds many customers will actually end up paying less. >>> this is the time of the year when just about everyone is doing some spring cleaning and the phoebe elementary school in hurst park will help you. on saturday you can take unwanted electronics, audio cassettes, cell phones and other devices to the sch
george's county. 59 in springfield, virginia, 61 in quantico. there's a check of live doppler. no rain just yet. a cans for more showers maybe even a rumble or two of thunder later this afternoon. if you're headed out to nationals ballpark, the nationals and dodgers' first pitch 1:35 this afternoon. it will be a mild day at ballpark. have your ponchos ready to go just in case. i think they'll be able to get the game in though. >> more than three dozen. twisters ripped through the south on saturday. in yazoo city, mississippi, power full winds leveled many homes and businesses and nbc's jay gray reports from there. >> i'm in a tornado right now. >> the skies turned black and filled with driving rain, followed by a massive funnel cloud. just one of more than three dozen twisters that ripped across the southeast saturday. >> we're all right. we're all right. >> but much of mississippi is not. at least 16 counties were ravaged by the storm, some of the most severe damage in yazoo city about 40 miles north of jackson. >> the worst thing i ever saw in my life. it's devastating. >> homes, bus
safety standards at coal mines in the wake of the west virginia tragedy. and the owners of that mine feeling not a bit guilty decide to criticize the president. that's next. s the pizza guy! and baby, he was messy. come on. you said you bought a digiorno. but the pizza came with cheesy breadsticks. breadsticks? i guess there was a pizza guy. yes there was... me. ( laughs ) new digiorno pizza & breadsticks. unbelievable fresh-baked taste, now with a full order of soft, cheesy breadsticks. taste. believe. it's not delivery. it's digiorno pizza & breadsticks. she found the box. maybe 'cause you left it right on the counter. >>> the lingering issue following president obama's speech on his vision for nasa may be this. will the president rightly or wrongly be saddled with the title of the president who ended manned space flight? even though the president's long-term plan does not call for that. in the fourth story on the "countdown," the strategies and aspirations of the space program under the current president, buzz aldrin joins me in a moment. president obama, the first sitting preside
marks the third anniversary of the deadly shooting spree at virginia tech. the gunman killed 32 classmates and faculty. many of the students who were attending the blackburg school at the time of the attack are poised to graduate next month. the school honored survivors at the memorial site. >>> the son of murdered holocaust museum guard participated in a national day of remembrance ceremony today at the u.s. capital. steven jones jr. was given the honor of holding the light as memorial candles were lit. today marks the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp. world war ii veterans and holocaust survivors were also on hand. >>> investigators say they have developed an important piece of evidence in the murder of virginia tech students, morgan harrington. her remains were found on a farm four months after disappearing from a concert. recently completed testing has determined that a t-shirt found in charlottesville in november belong to harrington. authorities are urging anyone with information in the case to come forward. >>> two georgetown university mainten
as rainfall. and then showers coming across central virginia right now and confined south and east of the district as we talked about earlier. they are located around the eastern shore. and out towards salsberry maryland, and then calvert, st. mary's, seeing light rain showers. give it another two hours or so and you are looking at dry conditions. past 24 hours, there is a look at rainfall tallies. hagerstown picking up a little under an inch in the last 24 hours. and about 100th of an inch down towards pawtuxet river. yesterday we had a decent amount of rain but isolated in nature. and there are the temperatures starting back near the 50s in winchester, and 61 at national airport. the trend, again, will be falling temperatures throughout the morning, and then leveling off as we head throughout the weekend. and gust is gusting towards 39 miles per hour. and if you are heading out over the potomac waters there will be a small craft advisory, so watch out there. and then storms began to fall apart last night as the front approached. just to the north of the front, the cooler flow of
and virginia drivers? my subaru saved my life. i won't ever forget that. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. >> you are watching abc7's good morning washington. with doug mcelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, and lisa baden with traffic. this is good morning washington, on your side. >> in our top stories, the new video has surfaced from the night at university of maryland student was beaten in college park. the video from the university of maryland offers a clear view of the area where jack mckenna was beaten. right now officials are investigating a two-minute gap in the video. several police officers have been suspended over the incident. a senior administration official says president obama has begun talking with potential supreme court nominees. that nominee would replace retiring justice john paul stevens. if this morning the president will talk about nominees with republicans and democratic leaders in the senate. airplanes are starting to occupy the skies over europe after a massive flight disruption due to the volcanic ash from iceland. officials say
elected leaders and speakers. not so in virginia where politicians have embraced the party activists. more on that at 6:00. >> we will see you then. julie, thank you. the tea party movement burst on the scene a year ago. according to the latest "new york times"/cbs news poll 18% of americans identify themselves as tea party supporters. those supporters tend to be republican. however tea party members generally hold more conservative views on a range of issues than republicans. according to this survey. they are more likely to describe themselves as very conservative. and president obama as very liberal. and while most republicans say they are dissatisfied with washington, taertd supporters are more likely to classify themselves as angry. >>> utah senator hatch says that he will block a bill that would give doost a voting member of congress if lawmakers do not change a provision that involves his state. that provision would grant utah an additional seat in the house but hatch does not like the way the new members would be elected under the current bill. it allows every citizen of utah to vo
started this morning with a complicated car wreck. in virginia, the debacle is on 395 now. this is northbound near glebe road with an accident that has been moved into the far right lane. only one line -- only one lane was getting for but delays are out of newington to get past the pentagon. it is much better in maryland where we go live. no problems reported on 270 and no delays on a sunny day on come >>> temperatures are in the 50's. the forecast for today calls for increasing clouds of this afternoon and huge showers later this night. it will be cooler and receive for the weekend, highs near 60. >> we will be right back. [ male announcer ] what drives us to engineer the world's first hybrid sedan powered by a compact lithium-ion battery? what drives us to create a hydrogen electric car that emits only water? and to build a vehicle that earned the world green car award. and to engineer bluetec clean diesel technology. what drives us is the desire to create not only the best cars in the world, but for it. announcing the s400 hybrid. a cleaner, safer future is what drives
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